St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum


St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum


Jason Titcomb
Chief Curator
904-829-0745, ext. 211


Mission Statement:
The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to its mission to discover, preserve, present and keep alive the stories of the Nation's Oldest Port™ as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse.


The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum Collections and Conservation allows for historical and archaeological research related to the cultural and technological history of the historic Light Station and the role that lighthouses, watchtowers, and ships of all types have played in the development of the community from the 16th century through the present day.

The Museum collects and preserves objects, artifacts, photographs, and archives that shed light on the regional maritime heritage to support its mission. It also preserves six historic structures on its property. Museum collections help build a more complete understanding of the unbroken 450-year-old European heritage and an even older Native American cultural heritage of St. Augustine that is inextricably linked to the sea. People and trade goods moved primarily over the waterways from the 16th through the late 19th centuries.

Access Rights

Please contact the Chief Curator

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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
81 Lighthouse Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32080


The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum opened a new exhibit on August 1, 2020, in the 1941 Coastal Lookout Building all about Florida and World War II and the defense of our coasts. Please visit their information page to learn more and about visitor hours, etc. Visit our virtual tour of the WWII exhibit.

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Collection Items

Cartoon Sketch
Sketch cartoon drawings of a recruit with a vampire figure about to administer a shot, secondary sketch of a pig.

Arthur Chestnut, a U.S. Coastguardsman stationed in St. Augustine made drawings twice a month for The Shield, the official magazine…

Chemical Warfare
The chemical warfare book features typed instructions and handwritten illustrations. This belonged to Jay Owens, former USCG member that trained in St. Augustine during WWII. 130 pages.

Two Coast Guard Fishing
Chief Boatswain's Mate Max Fix (left) and Herman Lunebring (right) with channel bass 8-12 lbs. that they caught near St. Augustine. Max Fix was stationed in St. Augustine for several years as a Company Commander.
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